Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has said President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed his bid to seek re-election in 2019 .

Speaking in a radio live interview on Sunday, to mark the 57th independence anniversary of the country, the governor remarked that with the endorsement by Mr President, he would definitely seek re-election.

The governor's claim comes after a forum of the All Progressive Congress in Kaduna endorsed the governor and the President.

”It was after I have finished briefing him that he (President) gave me the nod to seek re-election together with my deputy, Barnabas Bala Bandex.

However, he was quick to add that this did not mean any person interested could not come out, saying, you know the constitution of our party allowed for primaries to elect a standard-bearer.

”It equally allows for a consensus candidate if the majority of the party members agreed on a consensus candidate.

According to him, whatever be the case, he is ready to face anybody in a free contest in order to clinch the party’s ticket once again.

On the alleged division in the party, the governor maintained that it was the handiwork of some disgruntled elements.

”Very soon, we are going to invite every stakeholder to a meeting and allow any body who feels he or she is short changed to express his grievances. We are democrats and we are ready to adjust if we erred,”he stressed.

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